yes. in most cases people either want to lie to impress you or they’re lying cause they’re scared of you. people lying to you is a perfect oppurtunity to reflect upon your own actions & how you come off to certain people. adjust to their insecurity & try to find a medium to keep the relationship as open & as comfrotable as possible. i learned that i used to get lied to because i’m so controlling. if someone lies to me i usually approach that person & apologize to them & let them know i know how they feel. try not to cause argument & hold lies against people because you’ll find that you’re not so innocent yourself!
OKAY SO ALMOST 2 MONTHS AGO OUR ENGLISH TEACHER FORCED US TO ENTER A POETRY CONTEST AND I WAS ABOUT TO ENTER A POEM WHEN IT TRIED TO FORCE ME TO GIVE IT A TITLE SO IN A FIT OF RAGE I WROTE A NEW POEM COMPLAINING ABOUT THE TITLE REQUIREMENT
AND TODAY I WENT TO CHECK MY EMAIL AND I??????
YOU ARE LITERALLY PUBLISHING AN INSULT TO YOUR OWN RULES BUT OKAY I GUESS IF GETTING TALKED DOWN TO TURNS YOU ON SOMEHOW AND I GET PUBLISHED I’VE GOT NO COMPLAINTS HERE?
This is an excellent talk by Dr. Robin James about teen idol culture and how it threatens the patriarchy. It’s just about five minutes in length.
This a thousand times this. IF YOU CARE AT ALL ABOUT MUSIC, AND/OR GENDER, AND/OR 1D (this last is DEFINITELY not required) WATCH THIS.
I’d complicate the explanation of why it’s allowed under the system—there’s more than capitalism going on, and a LOT of normalizing of gender roles for both men and women—but it’s pretty great.
This is especially relevant following One Direction’s nomination for the ‘Worst Band Ever’ NME Award.
It does not mean that you aren’t allowed to dislike Justin Bieber (I do) or One Direction (I DO NOT), but if you automatically deride music, or indeed, any form of media output, just because it is popular with teenage girls, you are a misogynist.